Warwickshire has a fantastic Fostering and Alternative Carers Support Team. We are countywide. We recruit foster carers, assess them, supervise, and support them offering our foster carers outstanding training and support. We also have an SGO support team and a Fostering Placement Hub.
We have links with Fostering Network and we are fortunate to have psychologists who are based in our team who offer consultations to our staff of Social Workers and Family Support Workers and importantly to our Foster Carers. We are proud of our Fostering Team and if you join us you will see why.
Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team, Warwickshire Children’s Services received a Good Ofsted rating at the beginning of 2022 and we’re building on this by expanding our workforce and investing in sustainable services to make a difference to the lives of children and families.
If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. Find out more about Us and Our Offer to you
The post will offer you the opportunity:
- To be part of a team
- To supervise Family Support Workers
- Monitor and process incoming referrals for Family Support Workers
- Responsible for Connected Persons Data Tracker
- To ensure Initial Viability Assessments are processed
- To liaise with other teams, legal and work closely with children’s teams
- Provide training and support to relevant teams
-To complete a connected persons assessment
Find out why we are good Ofsted
Who are we?
As part of Fostering and Alternative Support Carers, the Connected Persons Team are a busy and motivated team focused on Connected Persons Assessments. The Connected Persons Team has the responsibility for the assessment of Connected Persons Foster Carers and the assessment of Special Guardians. We assess, train and support connected persons with the aim of securing a permanent home for children of Warwickshire. Your work will be child focused, analytical, and based on safeguarding evidence. We would welcome you into a stable and well-established team.
We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner or equivalent level to act as the Duty Co-ordinator on our Connected Persons Team. This is a unique position that brings together the worlds of Children’s Services and Connected Persons Assessment Team. This role will involve close working with legal, frontline children’s teams and connected persons management team. You will be responsible for monitoring and responding to incoming Initial Viability Assessments (IVA’s) from the children’s teams in Warwickshire. This position will require someone who has good organisational skills, is confident with managing data, who will ensure only robust assessments are accepted and can then process these in a timely manner. This role also had an element of training to it, where you will be offering training, support, and guidance to teams on how to complete a good IVA. At times you may hold up to one case for assessment. The third element of this role is to supervise a small number of skilled Family Support Workers. They support our foster carers, offering practical, emotional, or educational support.
For this post we are looking to recruit a part time post of 30 hours, on a permanent agile contract.
This is the difference you make.
If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service.
Read more in our Agile Working leaflet
For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specifications;
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For information about the role please contact: Stacey McEnery, Staceymcenery@warwickshire.gov.uk
Closing date: 21 September 2023
Interviews: 03 October 2023
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